If I hire an attorney, does that mean the case will go to trial?
Probably not. In fact, a competent attorney can actually lower the chances of your case going to trial by pointing out evidentiary problems for the prosecution, often leading to an acceptable plea bargain. The vast majority of DUI cases do not go to trial. Whether or not your case ends up being tried depends on numerous variables, but it is clear that the best way to avoid trial is to prepare for it. The best way to do that is to retain an attorney who is respected by the prosecution and skilled at defending DUI cases. Ultimately, the final decision on whether to go to trial is made by you, with our advice and counsel.